- 2021 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, LGBTQ+ (Adult Fiction)
Isla, a Black, transgender girl, is just an ordinary student when government forces arrest her and her teacher for alleged revolutionary activity. This action turns Isla first into a prisoner, then into an escaped prisoner, and ultimately into an activist working for social justice. Zelniker takes readers on an exhilarating ride marked by danger, close calls, and betrayals, with love and friendship as the reward.